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Imagine a journalist turning over secret intelligence he’d gotten during interviews to a movement that was at war with the ruling power. It happened, during the American revolution. That newspaper publisher was one of the “secret six” profiled in a new book by Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. And much of the history he writes about happened in his own back yard of Long Island, NY.
TVNewser talked with Kilmeade about his new book, his new “Fox & Friends” co-host and his longtime passion: sports.
TVNewser: You’re known as a politics and sports guy. What made you interested in writing a history book about Washington’s Secret Army?
Kilmeade: I hadn’t seen it really done extensively before. Being from Long Island, I was concerned in the beginning it was too much of a New York story, but the more I researched, the more you look at a map of 13 colonies, you realize. You don’t win the war without New York, you can’t win it straight up, you had to win it through spying and surveillance and espionage. We’ve been looking at this since 1989. The more we started researching the more I realized we didn’t know. Then for two years, we just blitzed it like it was a news story. We tried to get as much information from as many experts as possible.
TVNewser: What can today’s political and media leaders learn from Washington’s secret army?
Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry explained why he walked out of a White House press briefing on Friday. Henry walked out after Press Secretary Jay Carney did not call on him for a question during the first 40 minutes of the briefing.
“That was unfortunate, but it wasn’t a protest from me, I had a job to do,” Henry said on “Fox & Friend” host Brian Kilmeade‘s radio program this morning.
Henry told Kilmeade that he was trying to make a promised hit on “The Five.”
“I was going to be late,” Henry said. “I would have stayed longer if Jay had called on me. But he didn’t call on me, so I had work to do.”
“If you looked at the video, Chuck Todd was sitting next to me, he got a question or two and then he left,” Henry added. “I didn’t hear anyone saying, ‘Oh my God, he staged a protest or anything’ No, it was because Chuck Todd had to file a piece for ‘NBC Nightly News,’ just as I had to go do a live hit with you on ‘The Five,’ and I had to file my piece for Bret Baier and Special Report.”
To celebrate her first week on the show, Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been challenging her “Fox & Friends” co-hosts to feats physical strength and agility. on Friday’s show, there was the grand finale: a “Mudderella” obstancle course. Hasselbeck faced off against Brian Kilmeade, and well, you can watch for yourself to see what happened, below.
“Fox & Friends,” the No. 1 cable news channel morning show since Nov. 2001, saw its first significant change in 7 years. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who survived “Survivor” and “The View” joined Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade this morning.
Hasselbeck got a welcome from Regis Philbin, a cake from Carlo’s, she did Zumba with Sean Hannity and got a visit from, naturally, Donald Trump. The show also got a new set. (See the construction video after the jump).
Hasselbeck replaces Gretchen Carlson on the couch. Carlson had been F&F co-host since 2006. She’s now going to anchor part of FNC’s dayside lineup.
Fox News has a new “insider” video featuring Elisabeth Hasselbeck who debuts Monday on “Fox & Friends” alongside Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy. “Joining the Fox News family is the equivalent of growing up as a Boston Red Sox fan or a Yankees fan and then being asked to play for the team,” says Hasselbeck.
Watch after the jump…
Shepard Smith and Gretchen Carlson are saying goodbye to their respective shows as they prepare for new roles at Fox News. Anchoring his last “Fox Report,” last night, Smith said his new role as the network’s primary breaking news anchor is “the most exciting new venture of my career.” Watch:
And this morning on “Fox & Friends,” Carlson — who is set to move to daytime — looked back at her seven years with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade and said an emotional thank you to the team of people that she’s worked with on the morning show. Watch: Read more
Fox News will launch its rebooted “Fox & Friends” morning program on Monday, September 16, the channel says.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck will join Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade that day, along with a brand new set. Hasselbeck left ABC’s “The View” in July, and announced that she would be joining the Fox News morning show to replace Gretchen Carlson, who will be getting her own news program in the afternoon. Hasselbeck had been with “The View” since 2003.
She joins a morning program that has led its cable competition consistently for almost 12 years straight, although it is not as widely-watched as the network morning programs. Hasselbeck brings network experience and a big brand name to a program that previously relied heavily on in-house talent. Doocy and Kilmeade have been with the show since it launched.
As it happens, “Fox & Friends” will debut its new set just a week after NBC’s “Today” refreshes its own set.
It wasn’t intentional, but it sparked a storm of controversy. The child, “Trick Shot” Titus Ashby, just wasn’t the same. As a new YouTube video posted by the boy’s father shows, he has had to overcome a lot since the Kilmeade incident.
The YouTube video actually got some play on “Fox & Friends.” Watch their reaction here.
The softball game itself aired on ESPN last night alongside the Home Run Derby, with former Mets great Mike Piazza and the “national league” topping Kilmeade and the “american league” 8-5.
Of course, it was all for charity, and people came for the atmosphere. Kilmeade recounts his Sunday on “Fox & Friends” this morning, including an encounter with a pint-sized fan who may have seen the now-infamous basketball incident.